Barbara Simmons, HUMAN PEACE SIGN TO KICK OFF

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THE PEACE CENTER’S 35TH ANNIVERSARY ON MAY 22

The Peace Center, located in Langhorne of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, has started its #SPEAKUPFORPEACE campaign to give people a space and a voice in creating the kind of community we all wish to live and work in. Kicking off its 35th anniversary celebration, the Peace Center is inviting people of all ages to participate in forming the largest human peace sign on Sunday, May 22 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA. People will assemble in a football-size field near the faculty parking lot, which is located next to Tyler State Park. A $1 donation is suggested.

Barbara Simmons, executive director of The Peace Center, said, “We want young people to both see and hear a message – one of kindness, compassion and service to our community. Our goal is to attract about 6,000 people to be part of the human peace sign.”

Simmons said, “It is not just about breaking a world record. This is an opportunity for us all to stand as one to support peacemaking efforts in our community, to embrace our humanity with a conscious effort to make peace a priority in our homes and our schools.”

This is a year-long effort to hold events throughout the year to include: workshops, dialogues, forums and opportunities to Speak Up for Peace.

Peace Center Board Member Cory Amsler said, “The Human Peace Sign effort is an opportunity to make a positive, creative statement at a time when there is too much anger and intolerance- not from a distance on social media, but publicly and in person with your friends and neighbors. It’s about finding community and common purpose with your fellow human beings.”

The Peace Center is a non-profit organization serving the community since 1982. It educates, empowers, and supports individuals, family, schools and organizations with efforts to prevent violence, promote peaceful resolution of conflict, and foster inclusive, equitable and safe communities. Programs are offered in conflict resolution, mediation, family empowerment, respect for self and others in an effort to reduce violence, bullying, cyber-bullying, relational aggression, racism, intolerance and inequality.

People are asked to use social media to help encourage thousands to be part of the Human Peace Sign. Please follow The Peace Center on Twitter and Instagram: The_Peace_Center
For more information, visit www.thepeacecenter.org or call The Peace Center at 215-750-7220

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